writing skills: film review | arrival | ESL & ELT

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate.

As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

ARRIVAL:
A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, Blade Runner
Writers: Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Ted Chiang (based on the story “Story of Your Life” written by)
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker 

Genres: Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

 Certificate: 12A

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Features Chiang, Coon and Wolfram. “Time” examines scientific elements of the film and its concepts. It turns into a thought-provoking take.

Let’s break down and explain the ending, the symbolism, and the meaning to the Sci-Fi masterpiece ARRIVAL.

Explaining the mind altering ending of the new alien film ARRIVAL starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. Find out why the aliens are here!

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